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Guggehneim: Mystical Symbolism

Hosted by the Consul of the New York Artists Group
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Took place 1 month ago
Fri 22 Sep 17:00 - 18:30

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THE MUSEUM WILL BE PARTIALLY CLOSED FOR INSTALLATIONS THEREFORE ADMISSION IS DISCOUNTED. REFER TO THE MUSEUM WEBSITE FOR ADMISSION OPTIONS.

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Mystical Symbolism: The Salon de la Rose+Croix in Paris, Protected content

The Salon de la Rose+Croix (R+C) was an annual exhibition in Paris established by the eccentric French author and critic Joséphin Péladan Protected content to represent the doctrines of his Rosicrucian order—a fraternal, esoteric religious sect. Short-lived, the Salon was held from Protected content Protected content various gallery spaces around the city and convened Symbolist artists from Europe and the United States. Péladan preferred an enigmatic and mystical strain of Symbolism, a literary and artistic movement that was widespread by the Protected content . Symbolism rejected the secular outlook, scientific theories, and Realist aesthetics that had taken hold in the 19th century in favor of the spiritual, imaginary, and stylized. R+C artists embraced these principles and aimed to prevail over the base materiality of the physical world in a quest for the Ideal.

Participating artists varied in ideology and, to some extent, in style, but primarily employed a version of Symbolism visually characterized by sinuous lines, elongated bodies, and flattened forms. KEEP READING Protected content

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AFTER THE MUSEUM VISIT
Those who would like are welcomed to join us for a stroll in Central Park.
We will walk to the Meer via Reservoir and to the south end of the park.
If people would like we can stop at the Boat House for a drink.
Personally I am ALWAYS more interested in turtling* over alcohol, particularly since summer is fading away quickly.

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To turtle = To sit in the sun like a turtle.